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Isaiah 50

Christ sheweth that the dereliction of the Jews is not to be imputed to him, by his ability to save,

Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the Lord: What is this bill of the divorce of your mother, with which I have put her away? or who is my creditor, to whom I sold you: behold you are sold for your iniquities, and for your wicked deeds have I put your mother away. Isaiah 50:2 Because I came, and there was not a man: I called, and there was none that would hear. Is my hand shortened and become little, that I cannot redeem? or is there no strength in me to deliver? Behold at my rebuke I will make the sea a desert, I will turn the rivers into dry land: the fishes shall rot for want of water, and shall die for thirst. Isaiah 50:3 I will clothe the heavens with darkness, and will make sackcloth their covering. Isaiah 50:4 The Lord hath given me a learned tongue, that I should know how to uphold by word him that is weary: he wakeneth in the morning, in the morning he wakeneth my ear, that I may hear him as a master.

by his obedience in that work,

Isaiah 50:5 The Lord God hath opened my ear, and I do not resist: I have not gone back. Isaiah 50:6 I have given my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me, and spit upon me.

and by his confidence in that assistance.

Isaiah 50:7 The Lord God is my helper, therefore am I not confounded: therefore have I set my face as a most hard rock, and I know that I shall not be confounded. Isaiah 50:8 He is near that justifieth me, who will contend with me? let us stand together, who is my adversary? let him come near to me. Isaiah 50:9 Behold the Lord God is my helper: who is he that shall condemn me? Lo, they shall all be destroyed as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

An exhortation to trust in God, and not in ourselves.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth the voice of his servant, that hath walked in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope in the name of the Lord, and lean upon his God. Isaiah 50:11 Behold all you that kindle a fire, encompassed with flames, walk in the light of your fire, and in the flames which you have kindled: this is done to you by my hand, you shall sleep in sorrows.

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